Whistler skiers and Whistler Mountain Ski Club alums made a strong showing at the Copper Mountain NorAm Cup speed races last week.
In the opening men’s downhill, Whistler’s Robbie Dixon — a national team member on the comeback from an injury — led the Canadians in 13th. Also from Whistler, Broderick Thompson — younger brother to ski cross racer Marielle Thompson — was 25th out of 125 starters. Thompson was also third among juniors.
In the first women’s downhill, Whistler’s Emma King was 14th out of 44 starters.
In the second downhill, Dixon moved up to fourth place overall, just 0.22 seconds off the podium. Thompson moved up to 20th and Brodie Seger was 39th.
For the women, Charley Field of Pemberton placed 13th and Emma King was 15th.
In the third downhill, Dixon was fourth again, Thompson was 21st and Brodie Seger 44th.
In the Super Combined event, Thompson — who specializes more in technical events — moved into the top 10 in ninth place overall. Brodie Seger was 40th and Ford Swette 45th.
In the first super G race, B.C.’s Tyler Werry placed first overall, Thompson was 28th and Seger 39th.
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